KEROUAC

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THE SOLO TRAVEL SOLUTION

A Way To Move Through Suffering Into Feeling Alive!

A Book written as Blog Posts. Introduction, Part 2

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Kerouac arms crossedJack Kerouac wrote this:

“I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks…..   all of ’em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason….”  (from The Dharma Bums)

Kerouac was above all a writer, and above that, a mystic. He developed a keen awareness for the unseen forces of life that are always moving through us, and he feverishly put it all down in words and words and words, all while keeping himself moving through America and beyond.

As a generation of Baby Boomers became born into a world where the promise of an American Dream was always in front of them — a home of your own, the security of a long-term job at a prestigious company, a wife, a husband, three kids, two cars, and all the ice cream you could ever want to eat at your favorite suburban restaurant — Kerouac’s sword of a pen pierced through the heart of the hypocrisy before anyone realized the promise was a lie.

He wasn’t a revolutionary. He was a mystic. He was consumed with a passion that took him on the road, into train cars, onto ships, writing everything his mind thought onto every substance his hands could find in order to convey the presence of a spirit that moved through his soul. He made language new. He found awe and aliveness and meaning and mystery in motion. He discovered the other side of himself by leaving everything behind.

Forty-five years after Jack Kerouac left the physical world, we are still being promised an American Dream. We are still being sold an idea that who we really are will be provided for by the government, technology, retirement plans, pharmaceuticals, medical insurance, unlimited texting, wireless networks, open-air malls, organic food, online learning, energy boosters, sleep-aids, weddings, marriages, mortgages, piercings, kids menus, big screen TV’s, botox, blueberry margaritas, hedge funds, doctors, lawyers and your parents.

And so on.

Sure, there’s lots of good qualities to the things our culture provides for us. People can still  sustain a happy life with a good job and a fine partner and healthy children.  Nothing wrong with that, indeed. What brings you joy keeps you alive.

But are you really feeling joy? Are you really feeling alive?

Or is there a living poem wandering aimlessly in your head?

A poem of discontent. A poem of unease. A poem of private suffering.

A poem about what only you went through as a child. A poem that no one else seems to understand. A poem about the mood that keeps coming back. A poem about the flood of emotions you don’t want to feel.

A poem about finding the someone you can’t seem to find. A poem about leaving the someone you can’t seem to leave.

A poem that lets you breathe. A poem that pulls the pinkie out of the dam.

Solo Travel Solution is waiting for youA living poem that has to be experienced before it is expressed.

This is what Kerouac was trying to achieve. A state of living poetry. A way of being that helps people to experience a sense of aliveness that brings with it such unfathomable wisdom, it can bring you to tears. An experience of motion that unites you with the momentum that drives the energy of the universe itself.

The world we are provided with is not the only world. There is another. A world beyond the one you are living in, beyond the suffering you may be going through right now.

It exists. But the only way to discover it is by setting forth on a journey, getting into motion and wandering aimlessly. The only to find it is by leaving everything behind.

This is THE SOLO TRAVEL SOLUTION.

A way to experience living poetry in motion.  A way to let the suffering move through you.

The promise of Kerouac is alive.

– Samurabbi

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LEAVING EVERYTHING BEHIND

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THE SOLO TRAVEL SOLUTION:

How to Move through Suffering into Wisdom and Inner Peace. 

A book written as blog posts.  Introduction, part 1.

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road-into-mountains.pngClose your eyes.

Take a deep breath.

Breathing.

Allowing yourself to feel your feet on the floor, your feet in the chair. Focusing on your breath — going in, going out, going in, going out.

Letting all your thoughts fly through your mind like clouds in the sky.

Feeling safe. Feeling ease.

Now, imagine you are in your car. In a moment, you will turn on the ignition.  You will feel the rumbling of the engine, the purring of metal and oil warming up, the ringing reminder to strap yourself in with a seatbelt. The car is now ready to carry you where you are called to go.

Looking out at the road in front of you, imagine you are leaving everything in your life behind. Everything. Your friends. Your family. Your job. Your responsibilities.  Your wife. Your husband. Your relationship issues. Your problems. Your trouble.

frustrated couple

Leaving everything behind.

Everything.

And everyone.

For a little while. For a temporary pocket of time. For a journey with a beginning, a middle and an end.

Imagine that you are setting forth on an adventure to a new world, to a place you’ve never been, to a way of thinking you have yet to know, to emotions you have yet to feel.

You are about to set forth upon a SOLO TRAVEL JOURNEY. You will be leaving your life behind, propelling yourself into motion, heading out on the open road, feeling the power of momentum carrying you forth into the unknown, into a space and time where you will meet up with your unique destiny like an arrow meeting an arrow in mid-air.

Come.

Let yourself imagine this. Alone. Surrounded by new energy, new faces, new ideas. On a simple, little trip. Or perhaps on a long distance journey to a land far, far away.

Don’t worry. You are not disappearing forever. You will be returning.

That’s the point of the journey — coming back home.

And while you’re out there, remember this. You won’t need anything. Everything will be provided for. Every resource you require will arrive to you at just the right moment. Every teaching, every test will show up as exactly what you need. 

ZOST Book screen shotThere’s a more beautiful, more peaceful, more alive version of you somewhere out there, waiting for you, hungry for you, looking forward to this powerful rendezvous. You simply must leave everything behind to find out.

Ok. Ready. Let’s go.

And always remember to keep it moving.

– Samurabbi

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LEARN HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN TRANSFORMATIONAL SOLO TRAVEL JOURNEY. FOUR WEEKS TO FEELING ALIVE – Online Course.  Begins Tuesday, October 28th. To Register – CLICK: HERE

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